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Division of Slaves, Polly Dudley Estate

Agreeably to an order of Lancaster County Court dated the 19th day of January 1818 which is hereunto annoted.  We the Commissioners being herein named have appraised the slaves devised by James Riveer decd to Polly Dudley to wit Letty  $357 Maria $373, Simon $171………………………………………………………………….$901.00

                                                                        Deduct ____Commission           54.00

                                                                                                                           847.00

We them proceeded and sold the said slaves as above mentioned for the sum of $901.00 and after deducting the Commission divided the proceeds among the heirs of the said Polly Dudley decd to wit,

To Peggy Dudley………………………$169.40

    James Dudley………………………. 169.40

    William Dudley………………….…. 169.40

    Thomas Dudley………………….…..169.40

    Ann Dudley……………………….…160.40      Total Amt…..$847.00

Which bonds we have taken agreeable to said order and delivered to John Rogers guardian to said orphans as annexed.  Given under our hands this 2nd day of March 1818

                                                                                                Raw Dunaway

                                                                                                Jno. Carpenter

                                                                                                Wmson Cononly

See guardian receipt on appraisal

At a court held for the County of Lancaster on the 20th day of April 1818 ------

     This inventory & appraisement sale & division of the estate of Polly Dudley dec’d were returned & ordered to be recovered

                                                            Teste,    James Towles

Contributed by Kathy Shultz

 

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